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  1. soupcxan

    Allen Edmonds black McAllister men’s shoes 10.5D wingtips

    Selling my Allen Edmonds black McAllister men’s shoes in 10.5D. I purchased these classic wingtips new from Zappos on 4/21/2009 (receipt included) and they are in used but good condition having been worn approximately twice a week. I’ll include the original red Allen Edmunds shoe bags. They need...
  2. soupcxan

    Dress shoes and foot corns?

    I have two pairs of AE shoes - Park Ave and Mcallister - both 10.5D (and both are the 5 last). I've been wearing them for about 3 years, alternating between them during the work week. Lately I have developed corns on the outside edge of my pinkie toes on both feet. Until these developed, the...
  3. soupcxan

    Shrinking rise on BB Fitzgerald suits?

    I have several Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suits in 38R purchased over the last 2 years. I just ordered a couple more from the website and after trying them on, I find the rise to be way too short if the pants are sitting at my natural waist. Is BB selling low-rise suits now? I measured the...
  4. soupcxan

    Self-alterations: how hard is it to hem your own suit pants?

    I'm trying to get my suit pant length just right and I find that the tailors usually overshoot or undershoot regardless of what I tell them. For plain finished bottoms (not cuffed), how hard is it to do this yourself? I looked up instructions on doing a blind stitch by hand (I don't have a...
  5. soupcxan

    Why does one pair of AE's hurt my toes?

    I bought a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue in 10.5D. They were comfortable. A few months later I bought the AE Mcallister in 10.5D to rotate with the PA. They're both on the 5 last. Several months have gone by and while the Mcallister seems to fit the same when you put it on, I find that it...
  6. soupcxan

    Black pinstripe suit: SF approved or SF anathema?

    We all know that solid black suits are to be avoided unless you're a waiter. But what about black pinstripe? See attached - I'm considering this Brooks Brothers suit for office wear.
  7. soupcxan

    Does Brooks Brothers even make suits anymore?

    Brooks Brothers has no less than 15 styles of Fitzgerald suits on their website, but only one in size 38R - the basic grey/navy. I've already got my grey and navy suits, but gosh, it would be nice to get something different like a windowpane or birds-eye. How can a retailer operate with 94% of...
  8. soupcxan

    Brooks Brothers Black Friday deals?

    Anyone know if BB will have some BF deals?
  9. soupcxan

    Can a tailor alter a shirt from box pleat to shoulder pleats?

    Can a tailor alter a shirt from box pleat to shoulder pleats? I have some Brooks non-iron shirts with box pleats and I prefer shoulder pleats. Can a decent tailor do this, or am I asking for trouble?
  10. soupcxan

    Brooks Brothers quality slipping? Defects on new shirts

    I recently ordered three non-iron shirts from BB. After I got them home and unfolded them, I noticed defects on two. The first one had an obvious fraying edge along the shoulder seam. It'll have to go back. You can see what happened with the second one - not worth returning, but still not...
  11. soupcxan

    Why can't brooksbrothers.com get suits off backorder?

    Last week during BB's 50% off suit sale I put in an order for a 38R navy stripe Fitzgerald. This ought to be a pretty common size/color combination, not a seasonal fabric. It said it was backordered until 9/19. Fine. It's a week later and my order now shows a backorder of 9/27. Basicially every...
  12. soupcxan

    BB tailor put two holes in my new suit (update)

    I recently bought an 1818 suit from Brooks Brothers, it's a faint grey/burgundy pinstripe, and it took two trips to their tailor to get the fit right. Today I wore it for the first time and noticed there is a tiny hole, ~1mm, in the fabric at the bottom of the pants' zipper placket (the fabric...
  13. soupcxan

    Critique the fit - BB Fitzgerald 38R

    My latest, and hopefully, best fitting purchase. Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald in 38R. I'm 6' 145 lbs. It's navy with a faint stripe, though these photos are not the greatest so it looks darker than it is in person (next time, don't stand in front of a white wall). Only alterations were...
  14. soupcxan

    When will jcrew have its next sale?

    Does anyone know when the next general sale at jcrew will be?
  15. soupcxan

    My first real watch - Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Midsize Automatic!

    Just picked up an Omega Seamaster Automatic Aqua Terra Midsize. Reference 2504.50. It may be too plain for some but this is my first legitimate watch, and I think it's great. There's an identical (no transparent back), cheaper version in quartz. Another version has a slightly larger case size...
  16. soupcxan

    Is this jacket too short (pic)?

    Apologies for the bad photo quality. This is a 38R BB Fitzgerald. The shoulders fit great - but is it too short? I have long arms but a relatively short torso (most of my 6' is in my legs). Appreciate your thoughts before I pull the trigger.
  17. soupcxan

    Help determining proper shoulder width for suit jacket (x-ray pics)

    I am a tall, skinny guy (6' 145 lbs, actual chest measurement 37", pants 32") with skinny arms and narrow shoulders. I find that most suit jackets hang over my shoulders even in 38R. How much overhang is appropriate? I have searched on this question and the advice seems to be too general to be...
  18. soupcxan

    I just tried on a RL Black Label 38R for the first time

    My experience with Ralph Lauren had been limited to wearing polo shirts with little horses on them prior to discovering SF, so recently I went into a RL boutique for the first time to try on a 38R Black Label suit after reading about how slender it is. You guys weren't kidding - that is one...
  19. soupcxan

    Why is BB's website out of stock of many suit sizes?

    I'm looking at suits on brooksbrothers.com, specifically the Fitzgerald cut, and a lot of the fabric choices have been out of stock of most common sizes for a while. Is there some reason that they only replenish their stock every 6 months? It seems like, in this economy, if someone is willing to...
  20. soupcxan

    What color suit to get next? (pics)

    I'm thinking of buying 2 more suits but not sure what color to get. Here's a pic of what I have. From left to right: solid navy 2 button charcoal 3 button black w/ blue pinstripe 2 button charcoal pinstripe 2 button solid black 3 button I bought the black one before I knew better. Need to buy...

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